So every year right around the holidays some of my favorite bloggers get together and host a little series called Dare To DIY and I swear I get way too excited for this! So the start of the series begins today and the dare this week is “Be Thankful.” In the past I did this project and last year I made this banner. My idea for this year was to make something that wasn’t just for the holiday but rather something I can keep up all year long. I came up with making a print to frame that says Always Be Thankful. I could have just printed the saying and framed it but that would be too simple. Instead I grabbed my gold leaf pen and some sheets of gold and got to working! The fonts used here are Emerald Isle and Allura.
I printed the text on cardstock and created a 5×7 border that I could cut around to fit in the frame. Next I used my gold leaf glue pen and traced around the letters.
Then I took the sheet and placed it right on top and with a small paint brush I tapped and brushed the paper onto the letters.
I purposely printed in that gold yellow color because I knew the gold leaf wouldn’t catch all around so where there are open spaces the color is still almost similar. It would look a bit ridiculous if I had printed in black! I just love the shimmer that comes off of the print!
I just cut the print out on the lines I had on it and popped it in the frame.
Looking for some more ways to show your thankful? Check out these awesome ladies below!